Uttar Pradesh News

Blocked river in Nepal raises fear of flood in UP

The fear of floods in parts of Uttar Pradesh has emerged with Nepali authorities warning about chances of the bursting of an artificial lake, created after the Kali Gandaki river got blocked by a massive landslide early on Sunday.

AMU orders probe into medical entrance exam results

The Aligarh Muslim University has ordered a probe into the results of this year's entrance examinations for the MBBS and BDS courses following reports of inconsistencies.

Death threat to PM Narendra Modi ahead of Mathura rally sends police into tizzy
Death threat to PM Narendra Modi ahead of Mathura rally sends police into tizzy

Ahead of Narendra Modi's rally here on May 25, security agencies and district administration have received a message threatening to kill the Prime Minister.

UP demands probe into spending on Bansagar Dam construction

Agitated over Madhya Pradesh not releasing water from Bansagar Dam over Sone river to Uttar Pradesh, state Irrigation Minister Shivpal Singh Yadav today demanded proper account of spendings on construction of dam and a probe into it.

Encroachment of IAF land: Allahabad HC sets up probe panel

Taking strong note of alleged encroachment of nearly 500 acres of "valuable" land acquired for India Air Force on Delhi's outskirts, Allahabad High Court has constituted a four-member team to look into the matter.

Modi government neglected Uttar Pradesh: Shivpal Singh Yadav

Terming the Narendra Modi government as a "total failure", senior Uttar Pradesh minister Shivpal Singh Yadav on Saturday alleged that it has neglected the state the most despite the prime minister and several other ministers being elected to the Lok Sabha from here.

'New colour, new style' Rahul Gandhi attracts attention in Amethi

His 57-day political sabbatical in unknown land may have made him the butt of many a joke, but for the faithful in Amethi, Rahul Gandhi is a changed man - more accessible and more focused.

UP officials on field postings allowed expensive official cars

Uttar Pradesh government has approved a long-pending proposal to give expensive cars to officials posted in the field.

Man shot dead in UP, Rs 5 lakh looted

A 48-year-old private firm employee was allegedly shot dead by two unidentified armed men and one other injured as assailants decamped with the victim's bag containing Rs five lakh, police said on Saturday.

Five fall ill after Ammonia gas leak in UP

At least five persons, including four minors, were taken ill after Ammonia gas leaked from an ice factory at Kairana town in neighbouring Shamli district, a senior official said on Saturday.

Man refrained from touching mother's body for 'marrying widow' in UP

A man was allegedly refrained from touching his mother's body at her funeral by a panchayat of the Valmiki community for "marrying a widow" on the grounds that he had gone against the "rules of the society".

'Advani not invited for Mathura event as he is not member of committee'

Amid controversy over L K Advani not being invited at a function in the district which Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend, the organisers has said the BJP patriarch has not been extended an invitation as he has never been a member of its committee.

Meerut college student union president shot at in UP

President of Meerut College Students' Union was slightly injured after being allegedly shot at in the premises of the institute here on Friday.

'Dead' murder accused: HC raps Delhi, UP police for blame game

A murder accused who masterminded his disappearance by getting himself declared dead was taken note of by the Delhi High Court on Friday which criticised the police Delhi and Uttar Pradesh for indulging in a blame game rather than collectively trying to track him down.

Minor gang-raped in UP; Three arrested

A 15-year-old girl was kidnapped and gang-raped by four persons following which three of them were arrested on Friday in Badaut police station area here, officials said.

Woman gang-raped on pretext of being given job

Two men allegedly raped a 30-year-old married woman on the pretext of giving her a job in Kankerkheda area in the district, police said on Friday.

ND Tiwari's son appointed adviser in UP transport department

Uttar Pradesh government has appointed former Chief Minister ND Tiwari's son Rohit Shekhar as adviser to the state's Transport department.

Bride refuses to marry groom after finding he is handicapped

A bride in Kanpur Dehat district refused to marry the groom after she found out that he was physically handicapped, police said.

Daughter of UP minister Shahid Manzoor buried

Uttar Pradesh Cabinet minister Shahid Manzoor's daughter Abida, who drowned in the Ganga river in Rishikesh, was buried at Kasba Kithore here.

Lalu Prasad, Nitish Kumar, Mulayam Singh Yadav to hold merger talks on Friday

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and RJD chief Lalu Prasad will hold talks with Samajwadi Party President Mulayam Singh Yadav here tomorrow amid continuing differences over formalising a merger before the state Assembly polls.

Body of UP minister's daughter recovered from Ganga barrage

The body of Uttar Pradesh Cabinet minister Shahid Manzoor's daughter Abida, who was feared drowned in the Ganga river in Rishikesh, was recovered here on Thursday, 11 days after the mishap.

Three arrested for posting obscene photos of girl on Internet

 Photos of a girl were allegedly taken and morphed into obscene pictures at a birthday party and posted on social media, police said on Thursday.

Tripartite meet on Bansagar dam water fails to make headway

A tripartite meeting convened by the Centre to resolve disputes between Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh governments over release of water from Bansagar dam on Thursday failed to make headway as several outstanding issues could not be sorted out.

Heat wave continues in Uttar Pradesh; Allahabad hottest at 43.1 deg C

The plains of Uttar Pradesh reeled under sweltering heat on Thursday with weather remaining dry all over the state.

Banarasi 'paan' to get sweeter as 'gulkand' becomes tax-free in UP

The famous Banarasi 'paan', known for its sweetness all over the world, would now become sweeter after Uttar Pradesh government has decided to exempt aromatic rose petal-based 'gulkand' from tax net.

Local BSP leader accused of killing niece, arrested

A local BSP leader has been arrested on charges of murdering his 16-year-old niece with whom he was allegedly in an extra-marital relationship, police said on Thursday.

Dalit marriage party attacked by mob over playing music

A marriage party of 12 persons was allegedly attacked by a mob with stones over playing music at Sonta village here, police said on Thursday.

PMO directs Delhi govt to save life of 12-year-old Agra heart patient

The Prime Minister's Office (PMO) has given a young heart patient from Agra a reason to smile despite her hardships, by ensuring that she gets treated free of cost.

Three killed as tractor-trolley overturns in UP

Three persons were on Thursday killed and another injured when a tractor-trolley overturned in the Isanagar area here, police said.

Cleric shot dead in Uttar Pradesh

A 50-year-old cleric was shot dead allegedly by three unidentified persons in Mimlana road locality here, police said on Thursday.